SBI PO (Probationary Officer)

SBI PO (Probationary Officer):

State Bank of India (SBI) conducts the online examination in two phases – Preliminary and Main exams for Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee posts.

SBI PO (Probationary Officer):

SBI PO preliminary examination will be conducted online and candidates are allocated total duration of 1 hour to complete the prelim exam. It consists of 3 sections with a total of 100 questions and maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in SBI PO preliminary exam and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer attempted by a candidate. It is necessary to clear the cut-off in all 3 sections to qualify for the SBI PO Main exam.

SBI PO Prelim Exam Pattern

Sr. No.

Name of Section

No. of Question

Maximum Marks

Duration Of time in each section

1 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
2 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

SBI PO Prelim Exam Pattern

SBI PO main examination will be conducted online and candidates are allocated total duration of 3 hours to complete the main exam. It consists of 4 sections with a total of 155 questions and maximum score of 200 marks. There is negative marking in SBI PO main exam and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer attempted by a candidate. It is necessary to clear the cut-off in all 4 sections to qualify for further process.

Sr. No.

Name of Section

No. of Question

Maximum Marks

Duration Of time in each section

1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
3 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
4 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Total 155 200 3 hours

The above tests except the English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

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